Tuesday, 26 September 2017

At Salesforce Singapore, workers get 7 days of volunteer leave every year

San Francisco-based Salesforce offers seven days of paid volunteer leave every year for its staff worldwide.

While the cloud giant has its own non-profit organisation called Salesforce.org, employees are not restricted to charities sponsored or supported by the company, nor do they need to submit evidence of their volunteer work.

In Singapore, such flexible volunteer leave schemes seem to remain an anomaly. According to the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), just 16% of the 1,370 employees surveyed last December said their companies offered such leave.

Most local and smaller businesses prefer to organise company-wide volunteering activities for a chosen cause or charity on the weekends, said a Manpower Group spokesman.

Read more @ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/at-salesforce-singapore-workers-get-7-days-of-volunteer-leave-9235898

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